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Galliford Try appointed to net zero carbon school scheme

Galliford Try has been appointed to a new net zero carbon school project under the Department for Education (DfE) Net Zero Carbon in Operation (NZCIO) scheme.
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Actis presents STA award to passivhaus housebuilder

Actis northern region sales director Jemma Harris has presented Passivehaus specialist Greencore Construction with a Custom and Self Build Project of the Year trophy at the Structural Timber Awards.

Willmott Dixon bags Passivhaus contract with University of Oxford

Willmott Dixon has been contracted to a £11m Passivhaus project from University of Oxford’s St Peter’s College to deliver a student accommodation building.
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Willmott Dixon bags Passivhaus leisure centre in Spelthorne

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Spelthorne Borough Council to deliver a Passivhaus leisure centre that aims to be one of the most advanced, energy efficient leisure facilities in the world.
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Robertson Construction to build £12.5m primary school in Irvine

hub South West has appointed Robertson Construction Central West as the preferred contractor for a new £12.5m primary school in Irvine, Ayrshire.
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Kier completes two new projects for Exeter Council

Kier has handed over two projects for Exeter City Council, the transformation of Riverside pool and leisure centre as well as a new bus station.
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Collida and Architype team up to develop low carbon homes

Collida, a Willmott Dixon company, has signed a five-year partnership with Architype, to develop a new generation of sustainable homes using MMC solutions.
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Expansion and modernisation of UK universities

With ever-increasing competition to maintain or improve their position within the university rankings system, universities are constantly having to modernise and improve. This has involved building numerous new facilities, many of which extend below ground.
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Contractors invited to bid on £30m Hull Maritime contract

Contractors have been invited to bid for the new energy efficient visitor centre at North End Shipyard as part of the £30m Hull Maritime project.
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CSIC to deliver Passivhaus in Practice programme for Scottish workers

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched a new initiative to train construction sector professionals in Passivhaus standards.
School design, embodied carbon

Carbon assessment could influence next generation of school design

BAM has carried out an assessment of the embodied carbon and the operational carbon used in the design and construction of a new primary school in Somerset.

Graham to adopt Passivhaus standard

Graham has commenced the journey towards the widespread adoption and implementation of the Passivhaus standard and methodology.
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Plans revealed for Scotland’s first Passivhaus high school

Edinburgh City Council has revealed plans to deliver the first Passivhaus high school in the country, the new Currie Community High School.
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Pave Aways hands over Passivhaus school in Powys 

Construction firm Pave Aways has completed the first-ever Passivhaus school to be built for Powys County Council.
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One Manchester and council to deliver low-carbon affordable homes

One Manchester and Manchester City Council will deliver 139 new affordable homes using Passivhaus techniques to lower the carbon footprint.
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Structural Insulated Panel Systems: Delivering energy efficient buildings

The dynamic and fast-moving pace of the structural timber sector delivers a vast array of buildings through innovative construction methods. Here, Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, discusses the benefits of Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS).

Kier tops out at UK’s first passivhaus care home

The main structure of the St Loyes extra care home scheme is now complete for the £9.8m development that will be the first passivhaus standard care home in the country.
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Structural OSB panel facilitates energy efficient Passivhaus project

High-performance Max Fordham House has been completed to the highest energy saving standards with structural OSB panel, SMARTPLY PROPASSIV.
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Cheap fuel is the enemy of energy efficiency

Richard Tibenham of Greenlite Building Physics makes the case for higher fuel prices in an age of climate emergency.
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University Challenge 2020: The next generation of timber construction

In this article, TRADA looks at why the Stirling Prize-winning Goldsmith Street represents a big step forward for Passivhaus – and looks at the 2020 University Challenge.
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What do the political manifestos mean for the construction industry?

In the run-up to the general election, PBC Today takes a look at what the political party manifestos mean for the housebuilding and construction industry.
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Property experts urge industry to push fight against climate change

A group of experts have called on the property industry to step up the fight against climate change by making sustainability a key priority in the UK's planning system.
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The importance of good design in planning process

Good design is paramount in planning, says Joe Ridgeon, director of Hedley Planning Services, and should be a key priority of the next Government.
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Passivhaus school to cut energy use by 80%

Pupils and teachers at the UK’s first Passivhaus secondary school will enjoy a swathe of benefits in the quality of their new teaching environment.
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Norwich council estate wins 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Goldsmith Street in Norwich, designed by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley, as the winner of the 2019...
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Timber frame: The sustainable answer to the housing crisis

Malcolm Thomson, sales director of Scotframe, discusses offsite timber frame, fabric-first and the new Saint Gobain Multi-Comfort concept.